Happy adult extension students at the San Francisco Conservatory of Music
  1. Continuing Education

Classes & Ensembles

At SFCM, we encourage collaboration and conversation, sparking the artistic and intellectual engines that make learning worthwhile and engaging. Discover your talent and feed your mind through our Continuing Education classes!

A non-refundable $25 registration fee will be charged once per term.

SFCM Pre-College Students playing string instruments

Continuing Education

Classes and Ensembles

Music Theory & Music Appreciation

 

 

Six Weeks of Sonatas!

Instructor: Harry Whitney
Dates: 5:30 - 7 PM on Wednesdays from June 8 through July 20 (6 classes)

Location: ONLINE
Cost: $200

 

Join us for a deep dive into sonata form! We will hear and discuss a wide range of wonderful repertoire: solo instrumental pieces, string quartets, and symphonies in sonata form; Classical masterworks by Haydn, Mozart, and Beethoven, and also more contemporary sonata forms by Bartok and Shostakovich. We will see how the sonata principle enabled composers to develop themes for unprecedentedly long spans of time – think a symphony’s 10-minute first movement! – and how it is the ultimate expression of harmonic tension and release.

 

This class is equally appropriate for a music lover with no previous study experience, or a more seasoned student looking to step back and admire one of the greatest musical structures!

 

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Harmony and Analysis Workshop (MUS301)

Instructor: Harry Whitney
Dates: 7:30 - 9 PM on Wednesdays from June 8 through July 20 (6 classes)
Location: Online

Cost: $200

This workshop provides students an opportunity to apply analysis skills learned in class to a wide range of repertoire, either student- or instructor-selected. We will all get to appreciate excellent music together as a group. All students will see how composers through the ages use principles of dissonance and resolution of dissonance to create musical meaning. In addition to studying repertoire, there will also be a chance to discuss four-part writing following the classical rules of voice-leading. Students will have breakout sessions in small groups, and the opportunity to present a final project at the end of the summer.

 

Prerequisite: Completion of Level 100 or 200 of Music Theory, or contact Harry Whitney at hwhitney@sfcm.edu to see if this class would be a good fit for you.

 

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Piano

 

Introduction to Piano 4-Hands

Instructor: Jacqueline Chew
Dates: 6 - 7:30 PM on Wednesdays from June 15 - August 3 (8 classes)
Location: SFCM, 50 Oak Street
Cost: $275

 

Have fun, improve your rhythm, and get to know your fellow pianists! Simple classical duet repertoire will be provided. Pianists may also bring short (1-2 pages) solos of their choice. Selection of solos should precede the first class. Limit 6 pianists.

 

Classes 1 - 5  will be devoted to ensemble playing, practice techniques and repertoire analysis.

Classes 6 - 7 will focus on performance preparation.

Class 8 - Performance in the Recital Hall at SFCM 50 Oak Street

 

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Piano Repertory - Wednesdays

Instructor: Jacqueline Chew
Dates: 7:30 - 9 PM on Wednesdays from June 15 - August 3 (8 classes)
Location: SFCM, 50 Oak St.
Cost: $275

 

Pianists will work on repertoire of their choice. Selection of piece should precede the

first class. Limit 6 pianists

 

Classes 1 - 5  will be devoted to repertoire analysis and practice techniques.

Classes 6 - 7 will focus on performance preparation.

Class 8 - Performance in the Recital Hall at SFCM 50 Oak Street

 

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Beginning Piano “Plus”

Instructor: Jacqueline Chew
Dates: 6 - 7:30 PM on Thursdays from June 16 - August 4 (8 classes)
Location: Online
Cost: $275

 

Bring your favorite piano solos to class! We will also further develop skills in scales, rhythm and technique. Students should be able to read treble and bass clef before registering for this class. Limit 6 pianists.

 

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Piano Repertory - Thursdays

Instructor: Jacqueline Chew
Dates: 7:30 - 9 PM on Thursdays from June 16 - August 4 (8 classes)
Location: Online
Cost: $275

 

Pianists will work on repertoire of their choice. Selection of piece should precede the first class. Limit 6 pianists

 

Classes 1 - 5  will be devoted to repertoire analysis and practice techniques.

Classes 6 - 7 will focus on performance preparation.

Class 8 - Online Performance on August 4

 

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